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What Scar Removal Treatment Is Suitable For You


What Scar Removal Treatment is Suitable for You?

As part of the healing process, skin that was affected by an injury or a trauma will inevitably result in a scar. The same logic applies to acne spots removal, which tend to result in scarring. However, there exists a wide range of dermatological treatments that can reduce the appearance of scars.

Common Types of Facial Scars

  • Acne Scars
    Acne frequently leaves behind scars, and they vary in severity and type. Squeezing, picking, and improper treatments can further worsen acne scarring.
  • Surgical Scars
    Surgical scars appear as a result of past surgery, such as surgical excision of abnormal skin growths and stitching.
  • Keloid Scars
    Keloid scars occur when there is an excessive skin healing process with the scar extending beyond the original injury.

Treatment Options for Scar Removal

  • Lightening Creams
    Your dermatologist may prescribe certain topical creams to lighten the scar.
  • Scar Revision or Excision
    This replaces a large, unsightly scar with a fine surgical scar. This involves excision of the scar while the wound edges are finely stitched together.
  • Subcision
    This is a minor surgical procedure that involves cutting the skin under a depressed scar, freeing the scars that may be bound to deeper tissues. As this is an invasive procedure, consulting an accredited skin specialist will be your safest option.

  • Chemical Peels
    This is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied onto the skin, which removes the top layer and stimulates new collagen production. Thus, the new skin that grows out will be smoother and more radiant.
  • Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy
    IPL is a light-based technology that selectively targets affect areas of the skin. On scars, they have been shown to reduce inflammation, redness and height.
  • Laser Therapy
    This uses focused beams of light to treat damaged parts of the skin as well as improve the appearance of scars, such as scars incurred from injury or acne. There are many types of lasers and equipment available, and your doctor will advise you on which scar removal method is most suitable for you.

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